Roland (Boss) DR-880 Tutorial147
Learning how to use your new Roland (Boss) DR-880 has never been easier thanks to the official Roland DVD Owner's Manual!
The DR-880 is a rhythm-programming powerhouse that’s loaded with world-class drum, percussion, and bass sounds from Roland’s famous SRX library. It also includes a stunning collection of original waveforms. You can get microscopic with the DR-880, but you also have the option of taking the simple route with its three EZ Compose buttons, which allow original patterns to be constructed without note-by-note programming hassles. Patterns can be taken deeper with the Groove Modify feature, where various groove and triplet feels can be applied. Ghost notes and fills can also be added automatically. Guitar and bass players can join the action by plugging directly to the DR-880’s Guitar/Bass Input jack, and playing through the built-in COSM® Drive/Amp models and multi-effects.
Take your DR-880 skills to the next level and pick up the official Roland DVD Tutorial today!
Front Panel Overview
Getting to the Home screen
Playing the Demo
Using the Pads
Patterns vs. Songs
Creating a Pattern
Writing your Pattern
Shortcut for Writing Data
Changing the Key
Changing Drum Kits
TSC (Total Sound Control)
Creating a Pattern
Erasing "on the fly"
Using Groove Modify
Adding a Bass line
Creating a Song
Assigning Drum Sounds
Tuning Drum sounds
Tweaking the Bass part
Bass Amp models
TSC Total Sound Control
USING MIDI and USB
I have been looking for one of these now-discontinued machines for a while now but always baulked at the price and the risk/uncertainty when ordering it from overseas. This specimen was sold as a "used" item, about which I had a few reservations but decided to trust the local supplier. After a couple of issues with the courier service, I opened the package to find an essentially "as new" unit with all the original packaging (including unopened manual and CD). I've had it for a few weeks now and it's far exceeded my expectations. You guys will be at the top of my list to check out when I'm next in the market for some specialised gear. Thanks!
Crystal clear explanations !!!
It is a lot easier to understand things when you actually see it :-)
This is not my first Pro-Audio-DVD, but it shure won't be my last.
Truly recommendable !
Greetings from Belgium (Europe) :-)
Thank you David :-)
I bought the Tascam DP 24 Tutorial on DVD. It was great. I know how to operate that machine. Bought a used DR 880 and went right for the ProAudioEXP to find out if you had also done that one. Thank God. Third helping. Fantastic overview and detailed also. CQ
Helpfull and fine service. Distance is no problem, even to Denmark. Thanks.
Fantastic service to start with, had questions and they were answered pretty much straight away, as for the tutorial video, easy to follow and in depth, actually answers all questions i had about using the unit! Great job all round, easy to follow and presented in a great way!
Thanks for a great tutorial dvd
The video manual and tutorial DVD is awesome. It’s the third copy Ive bought. Friends of mine are impressed with results I’m getting with the DR-880 so they go and buy the same drum machine and borrow my copy of the video manual...and never bring it back! Highly recommend as are all of the Pro Audio DVDs I’ve purchased.
The DR880 DVD is the best way to take advantage of all the features of the DR880. Sure, you can read through the whole manual and have an understanding of the device, but this DVD opens it up so you can create and play very realistic sounds. Great stuff from an excellent teacher!
David seems to have a full understanding of the capabilities of this awesome machine. Easy and plain speaking to get to the heart of all the points needed to get a clear grasp on this beast. I dropped a star only because on some of the studio shots there seems to be a background hum that distracted me a bit on headphones, but it is a minor gripe, all considered.
I teach instructional design, so am sensitive to the nature of good online or media-based training materials. This DVD is one of the most effective tutorials I have ever seen. It arrived on the same day as the Boss DR-800 and I'm very grateful it did. While the DR-800 manual is very good, going through the DVD first was very helpful -- it totally demystified the nature of the device and instilled enthusiasm for using it. The gentleman providing the instruction is fantastic. He is clear, personable and articulate. He has a real talent for knowing when to elaborate. Every time I was unclear on a particular point, it was like he anticipated it and, in the next 10 seconds, addressed that point. He also communicated his genuine appreciate for how cool a tool the DR-800 is.
The DR-880 is a powerful machine and requires a learning curve. If you start out just using the build-in patterns, the more you use it, the more features you will want to use. The video definately helps getting started.